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Christopher Paul Cain, Lisa Nicole Cain and Vicki J. Rosser
The purpose of this paper is to examine student, program and institutional support characteristics that relate to cohort intent to persist among Professional Golfersâ…
The purpose of this paper is to examine student, program and institutional support characteristics that relate to cohort intent to persist among Professional Golfersâ Association Golf Management University Program (PGA-GMUP) undergraduate students from 12 universities.
A survey instrument was created and disseminated to the targeted population. Multiple regressions were used to analyze the 473 responses of studentsâ intention to persist across the three independent variables (student, program and institutional support).
The research findings suggest higher levels of college GPA, career goals specific to the studentâs desire to become a PGA professional, higher levels of faculty engagement, higher levels of satisfaction with major, being a leader in the student association and involvement in the student association are related to studentsâ intent to persist. Conversely, the results suggest career goals focused on being happy instead of graduation or working as a PGA professional and finding it difficult to make friends are associated with lower levels of intention to persist, while parental expectations of advanced degrees negatively affected studentsâ intent to persist. Additionally, passing a player ability test did not have bearing on intention to persist.
Results from this analysis offer insight into which persistence factors lead to studentsâ matriculation, with the ultimate goal of program completion. Identifying persistence factors may help PGA-GMUPs and other hospitality programs recruit students that are more likely to persist in the program, develop program characteristics that optimize cohort matriculation, and utilize university or institutional support services characteristics that may ensure program completion.
In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This…
In the last four years, since Volume I of this Bibliography first appeared, there has been an explosion of literature in all the main functional areas of business. This wealth of material poses problems for the researcher in management studies â and, of course, for the librarian: uncovering what has been written in any one area is not an easy task. This volume aims to help the librarian and the researcher overcome some of the immediate problems of identification of material. It is an annotated bibliography of management, drawing on the wide variety of literature produced by MCB University Press. Over the last four years, MCB University Press has produced an extensive range of books and serial publications covering most of the established and many of the developing areas of management. This volume, in conjunction with Volume I, provides a guide to all the material published so far.
The technique of Optically Stimulated Electron Emission (OSEE) is considered as a method of inspecting printed circuit based electronics assemblies for flux residue…
The technique of Optically Stimulated Electron Emission (OSEE) is considered as a method of inspecting printed circuit based electronics assemblies for flux residue immediately following production soldering. The technique has been used for several years by NASA and its contractors in the refurbishment of solid rocket motors for the Space Shuttle. The application to copper substrates and soldered copper substrates has shown sensitivity to small amounts of residues of some solder fluxes. The technique was extended for inspection of insulating substrates used in printed wiring board (PWB) construction by altering the measurement procedure to include charge replacement, thereby attaining measurement reproducibility. The results indicate that OSEE inspection of electronic assemblies for flux residues is feasible. An inspection based on this technology subjects the inspected object only to photons of ultraâviolet light and immersion in an inert gas, such as argon. It is potentially rapid enough to provide 100% inspection of boards processed on a production line, and it has potential spatial resolution of less than 1 micron.
Susan Parker, Gillian Pascall and Julia Evetts
Banks have significantly changed their public policies about womenâs access to management, to include career breaks and job sharing, with recruitment and promotion…
Banks have significantly changed their public policies about womenâs access to management, to include career breaks and job sharing, with recruitment and promotion policies claiming equal opportunity for men and women. But has there been a revolution on the high street? A qualitative study of 40 women in banking explored questions of change and continuity with 20 clerical workers and 20 managers. From their perspective, menâs power in higher management positions can still be used to obstruct womenâs advancement, and often contradicts the public policy that career and motherhood are compatible. New forms of dual labour market and gendered career routes are taking the place of old ones. These sideline women into less powerful and rewarding posts. They also create new divisions between women, privileging graduate entrants, but further obstructing clerical workersâ career development.